2022 H. Russell Bernard Student Paper Prize

The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) invites submissions for the H. Russell Bernard Student Paper Prize ($500.00) and two Travel Awards ($300.00 each). These prizes are awarded for scholarly work by students that exemplifies the mission of SAS to support empirical scientific research in any area of anthropology. 

To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student. You do not need to be a SAS member at the time of submission (although we do encourage you to join by adding us as a section on the AAA website!). You do not need to be presenting at the American Anthropological Association meeting. (Though, we particularly encourage students who are presenting at the AAAs to submit their materials.)  

This is an important professional credential on your CV, as well as providing financial support for your scholarly work. SAS professional members: please encourage your students to submit!  

For the Bernard paper prize, submit a full paper manuscript only (no posters/PowerPoints). Submissions for the paper prize will automatically be considered for the travel awards as well. Students submitting for the travel awards may submit a paper, completed poster, or annotated PowerPoint presentation. Submissions in Word, PDF, or PowerPoint format only please. As of this year, we only accept single-authored contributions and favor analyses that are more scientific.  

All submissions should be sent by email to Ian Skoggard ian.skoggard@yale.edu no later than November 2, 2022. Awards will be adjudicated by the fall meeting prize committee (Ian Skoggard, Victor de Munck, and Caitlyn Placek) and awarded at the SAS business meeting at the 2022 AAA annual meeting in Seattle, Washington (November 10). The winners will be notified in advance of the meeting in the hope that they can attend the business meeting.